Category Archives: Film Festivals
With Independence Day: Resurgence set to invade multiplexes this weekend, we take a look at the original, the quintessential popcorn blockbuster that is Independence Day.
Damien Chazelle wrote and directed the film which will also star John Legend and J.K. Simmons, who earned an Oscar for his role in Chazelle’s other musically-oriented pic Whiplash.
Director Meera Menon delivers some notable moments and textbook financial thrills via Amy Fox’s script, but Equity tries too hard to be the “first female-driven Wall Street film” rather than being a dynamic film that doesn’t drag its feet.
In its own unconventional way, Chee and T tells the story of the resident obnoxious cousin in your family but with a hearty helping of dry humor, wit, and the perfect amount recreational drug use.
Pulled from Almanzar’s personal experiences and framed with Issler and Snyder’s use of Western elements, 11:55 is a captivating moral story of vengeance, family, and friendship.
Don’t Hang Up takes prank phone calls to a whole new, messed up level, but in the end, the movie seems like a really cool ’90s horror flick trying to find its place in 2016.
Clever and subversive, Opening Night pokes fun at jukebox musicals and all the big personalities living their dreams out on Broadway — but that’s the joy of the movie.
The Shanghai International Film Festival is set to begin this month and has announced a wide variety of films in this year’s lineup. Among the titles are Werner Herzog’s Salt and Fire and Chinese rocker Cao Baoping’s Coke And Bull.
The 69th Cannes Film Festival wrapped over the weekend and like every other year, there were some highs and some lows, some standing ovations and, yes, some boos. Here’s a few of the top takeaways from this year’s fest.
On Sunday, Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller’s jury for the 69th Cannes Film Festival handed out awards to the best of the fest on the Croisette.
The news from Cannes this week includes The Orchard nabbing Richard Gere’s The Dinner and the heap of critical praise for Oliver Laxe’s Mimosas.
Celluloid Dreams has secured deals for Bone Tomahawk, starring Kurt Russell, and the documentary The Eagle Huntress, executive produced and narrated by Daisy Ridley.
We’re a couple days into the Cannes Film Festival and there’s a considerable amount of buzz around Martin Scorsese’s forthcoming The Irishman and the long list of deals to report including the Halle Berry and Michael Douglas drama Silence.
The 2016 Cannes Film Festival kicks off this week, and we’ve got your guide to the exclusive parties and events going down on The Croisette. Get exclusive info on over 60 parties, events, lounges and panels! (This list will be updated as the event goes on!)
Director Sam Mendes will take the seat at the head of the jury table at the 73rd Venice Film Festival, which runs from August 31 to September 10.
Film Independent, the non-profit group that produces the Independent Spirit Awards, unveiled the competition lineup for this year’s LA Film Festival, which runs June 1-9.
The 2016 Cannes Film Festival lineup is out! Woody Allen’s Cafe Society is set to open the festival and also includes Steven Spielberg’s The BFG and Shane Black’s The Nice Guys. Check out the lineup here.
Disney’s pop culture ultimate fan event, D23 has announced that next year’s expo will take place from July 14th to the 16th, which is normally the same dates for Comic-Con in San Diego.
The SXSW Film Festival wrapped over the weekend and now that the Audience Award Winners and the Grand Jury Winners have been announced, I can finally sit still for a moment and reflect back on all the good, the bad, and the mediocre of this year’s fest.
Now that the Tribeca Film Festival has announced their competition lineup and their feature slate, the New York-based fest has now unveiled their Talk Series.
And Punching The Clown stands well on its own as a subtle and well-crafted comedy that makes sure every laugh is worth it.
On the surface, The Dwarvenaut seems like a doc about an eccentric Dungeons and Dragons fanatic, but it quickly turns into a well-told story about an orphan who became a successful entrepreneur.
Hush is a combo of Straw Dogs and The Strangers — but the victim is completely void of hearing and speaking which takes it to another level of terrifying.
After nine days, 143 feature-length films and 114 shorts, the SXSW Film Festival has announced the Audience Award winners.
Just when you thought there isn’t room for another movie about a music legend, Born to be Blue comes out. The Robert Budreau-directed film about jazz trumpeter Chet Baker is a music biopic that is fine, but forgettable.
On the surface, Pet seems like an ordinary psychological thriller, but as the story progresses it twists itself into a knot of an emotional instability that will make your brain bleed.
Half bone-breaking action movie and half amusement park thrill ride, Hardcore Henry is pure unadulterated fun.
Considering it was St. Patrick’s Day, I thought it appropriate to attend a special SXSW screening of the classic, Leprechaun 4: In Space — just how our forefathers would have wanted.
Miles Ahead is a passion project that Don Cheadle decided to share with the world. At times, it wobbles about, but you have to appreciate its passion.